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eccrine gland: see sweatsweat
fluid secreted by the sweat glands of mammalian skin and containing water, salts, and waste products of body metabolism such as urea. The dissolved solid content of sweat is only one eighth that of an equal volume of urine, the body's main
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eccrine gland[′ek·rən ‚gland]
One of the small sweat glands distributed all over the human body surface; they are tubular coiled merocrine glands that secrete clear aqueous sweat.
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But there's a good reason why these specific glands are under-studied - eccrine sweat glands
are unique to humans and absent in the body skin of laboratory animals that are commonly used for wound healing research," ," Rittie said.
This supports previous findings that blood glucose is a major energy source used by eccrine sweat glands
ECCRINE SWEAT GLANDS
primarily assist the body in regulating its temperature in response to heat exposure or exercise.
Histopathology revealed a polypoid mass lined with keratinized squamous epithelium overlying thickened fibrovascular tissue containing abortive pilosebaceous units and profiles of eccrine sweat glands
and ducts (figure 2).
The skin contains between two and five million eccrine sweat glands
which produce thin, salty sweat.